# Foundations of Engineering Acoustics

**By**

- Frank Fahy, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK
- Frank Fahy, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK

### Audience

Undergraduate, postgraduate, engineers in acoustics

### Book information

- Published: September 2000
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-247665-5

### Reviews

â...a masterpiece of thoroughness, organization, and clarity...sure to become a classic in acoustical literature and should be on the shelves of every acoustics library.â â Jorge P. Arenas, Auburn University, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2001 âessentially a text book aimed at senior undergraduate, and post graduate engineering students, and their tutors ... However, the scope and format are also suitable for professional engineers with no formal training in acoustics...Foundations of Engineering Acoustics does great service to the field of acoustics by providing an appropriate introduction to the practical implications of noise and vibration in engineering and everyday life in general.â â Donald Quinn, Institute of Acoustics Bulletin â...there are very few textbooks that present Engineering Acoustics at a fairly basic, though higher than elementary, level. Professor Fahy's book therefore meets a need on the part of many engineers who may lack a formal background in acoustics but nonetheless are faced with acquiring some knowledge of the subject...Questions are occasionally interposed in the text, and these should help to stimulate the thought processes of the reader. The occasional flashes of humor are welcome...One feels that Professor Fahy has succeeded in his purpose,"...to assist readers to acquire an understanding of those concepts and principles, physical phenomena, theoretical models and mathematical representations that form the foundations of the practice of engineering acoustics"...the reader who carefully reads and works his way through this text will acquire a very good understanding of the physics involved in a wide range of engineering acoustics and vibration applications, as well as the mathematical basis for tackling more advanced problems...Overall, Frank Fahy has written a book that is up to the standard of erudition, authoritativeness and pedagogical excellence that we have come to expect from him on the basis of his other publications.â â Applied Acoustics, Vol. 66, Issue 1, January 2005 âI found that this book serves its purpose as a comprehensive introduction to acoustics for the upper level engineering student. I can also recommend the text as a refresher for the practicing engineer.â â Stephen M. Jaeger, Colin Gordon & Associates, San Bruno, CA, USA